Sunday, June 8, 2008

Mzima Deploys Ciena's CN 5060 Platform

Los Angeles-based Mzima Networks, which operates a high-capacity backbone with over 250 Gbps of transit/peering capacity, has implemented Ciena's CN 5060 Multiservice Carrier Ethernet Platform across its North American and European networks. Mzima deployed the CN 5060 to support a new MPLS infrastructure for enabling new services. Mzima specializes in high-bandwidth applications by leveraging 10-Gigabit Ethernet technologies.

Ciena's FlexSelect Architecture and CN 5060 platform enables Mzima to transition its metro and edge aggregation networks to an optimized IP and Ethernet service delivery infrastructure. The platform is Carrier Ethernet certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) for its MEF 9 and MEF 14 certifications. Financial terms were not disclosed.http://www.ciena.com

  • In February 2007, Force10 Networks announced that Mzima Networks had deployed its TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers to anchor its high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet backbone. The equipment is used to peer with more than 350 networks in the U.S. and Europe.
    By using BGP, Mzima has built a fully routed transcontinental network anchored by points of presence in 10 cities with roll outs planned in three additional cities. The TeraScale E300 offers eight-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet line cards, enabling a high density of 10 Gigabit Ethernet services on the switch. The companies noted that for most service providers, more than 80 percent of the traffic on the network is best effort that requires no special handling and does not command a premium price.

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